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PerkinElmer: Max Krakowiak, Jamey Mock

PerkinElmer announced that Max Krakowiak will be the firm's new senior vice president and CFO, effective Sept. 6. He succeeds Jamey Mock, who is leaving PerkinElmer to become CFO of Moderna. Krakowiak is currently the company's vice president of corporate finance, and he has taken on financial leadership roles with increasing responsibility during the past four years. Before joining PerkinElmer, he held various corporate audit leadership roles at GE.

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Machine Learning Helps ID Molecular Mechanisms of Pancreatic Islet Beta Cell Subtypes in Type 2 Diabetes

The approach helps overcome limitations of previous studies that had investigated the molecular mechanisms of pancreatic islet beta cells, the authors write in their Nature Genetics paper.

Culture-Based Methods, Shotgun Sequencing Reveal Transmission of Bifidobacterium Strains From Mothers to Infants

In a Nature Communications study, culture-based approaches along with shotgun sequencing give a better picture of the microbial strains transmitted from mothers to infants.

Microbial Communities Can Help Trees Adapt to Changing Climates

Tree seedlings that were inoculated with microbes from dry, warm, or cold sites could better survive drought, heat, and cold stress, according to a study in Science.

A Combination of Genetics and Environment Causes Cleft Lip

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigate what combination of genetic and environmental factors come into play to cause cleft lip/palate.